2018 BMW 2-Series coupe

2018 BMW M240i coupe

Pros: Acceleration is pleasingly brisk in 230i and truly invigorating in M240i; agile handling; comfortable ride quality with available adaptive suspension; available all-wheel drive and a convertible body style

Cons: A bit pricey, especially as options are added; extra-cramped rear seat; limited cargo space

CG Says: The 2018 BMW 2-Series has revised front and rear styling. There is also a new instrument panel. The high-performance M2 now has LED headlights instead of xenons. The 2-Series is a premium compact car offered in coupe and convertible bodystyles—except the M2 which is coupe only. The 2-Series is 7.9-inches shorter than the similar BMW 4-Series and the 2-Series convertible has a folding soft top, while the 4-Series convertible has retractable hardtop. The base 230i is powered by a turbocharged 248-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, while the M240i has a turbocharged 335-hp 3.0-liter 6-cylinder. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines, though a 6-speed manual is available on either as a no-cost option. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available for 230i and M240i. The rear-wheel-drive M2 has a 365-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder paired with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automated manual transmission. Available features include lane-departure warning, forward collision warning and mitigation, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, park-assist sensors, wireless phone charging, and Wi-Fi hotspot. The BMW 2-Series offers genuine BMW performance and character in a smaller, more affordable package. You’ll be giving up passenger and cargo room in the bargain, but to some sporty-car buyers, the 2-Series’ compact dimensions are an asset.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 230i coupe: $35,945
AWD 230i xDrive coupe: $37,945
230i convertible: $41,745
AWD 230i xDrive convertible: $43,745
M240i coupe: $46,445
AWD M240i xDrive coupe: $48,445
M240i convertible: $51,045
AWD M240i xDrive convertible: $53,045
M2 coupe: $55,495

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (230i)
Horsepower
248
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32-35

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (M240i)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-30

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (M2)
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

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2018 BMW 2-Series convertible
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2018 BMW M2
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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